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Citing financial projections, The Oklahoman terminates 46 positions

Those affected by the layoffs were notified Wednesday morning.


Clifton Adcock
OPUBCO, publisher of The Oklahoman daily newspaper, announced that it has laid off 46 employees today, the third round of layoffs in about two years.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Among other projects, OKC Improv collaborates with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park with ‘Fortune’s Fools,’ a Shakespearean comedy minus the Shakespeare.

Performing Arts

Charles Martin
Few scenes in the city have blossomed as quickly as improv. Five years ago, it was barely a glimmer; now, local improv troupes can be found at arts festivals, working with student theater programs and touring nationwide.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sketchy deal?

The charges against Rep. Randy Terrill and former Sen. Debbe Leftwich not only allege corruption, but illustrate the making of a political pact


Clifton Adcock
The woman and her attorney entered the courtroom and found one of the few remaining seats at the front of the public gallery.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Positive perceptions

Residents are generally pleased with the direction Oklahoma City is taking


Clifton Adcock
An overwhelming majority of Oklahoma City’s likely voters believe the municipality is on the right track and has done a good job handling the MAPS funds, according to a recent poll.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gazette receives eight awards from Oklahoma Press Association

Five first place awards were among the recognition


Gazette staff
Oklahoma Gazette earned eight honors, including five first-place awards, at the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, held Feb. 4 at the Reed Center in Midwest City.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
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Luxe Objects opens a shop in Nichols Hills Plaza

I’ve gone on (and on) about my love for Mockingbird Manor vendor Luxe Objects in my ShopGirl column in Oklahoma Gazette. And now, the fabulous mother-daughter duo of Mary and Katharine Tabbytite has opened their own space. Swoon.

Luxe Objects just opened its doors in Nichols Hills Plaza last week, and it’s full of the absolutely gorgeous decor, furniture and gifts that made me fall in love with their space at Mockingbird. Just a note: Although they’ve downsized at Mockingbird, they’re still represented there.

The wares at Luxe Objects are eclectic — seriously, you’ll find styles ranging from botanical to Asian to French — but there’s a common thread to still make the space feel cohesive, not jumbled. Slick white and neutrals abound with pops of orange, blue, yellow and green. And, the shop has added some new lines (like jewelry and lotions).

As for me? I knew I’d love this space just as much at their Mockingbird space before I’d even set foot inside. Just outside the front door is an oversized, molded plastic chair styled to look like something you’d see at Versailles. Except, you know, in bright yellow plastic. So cool.

Look for more from this shop soon in my ShopGirl column.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 03.11.2011 3 years ago
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It’s time to kick out the jamz

Change the oil, pack the car and cue up the playlist, because it’s time to head down to Austin for Music Christmas South by Southwest. I’ll be down there Tuesday night all the way to the end in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Here’s an audio and video approximation of how excited I am.

You can expect loads of SXSW coverage here at the OKSee blog. I’ll be spending Tuesday, Wednesday and the first half of Thursday covering the Oklahoma Film and Music Office’s The Buffalo Lounge. The fantastic people up at OF&MO have put together a lineup of 28 Oklahoma bands that I’m really excited to see. Expect photos, audio clips (of talking — music clips from my teeny recorder would sound like this), interviews, reviews, news bits, the whole nine yards. It’s gonna be a blast.

I’ll also be tweeting up a storm at

From 6 p.m. Thursday onward, I’ll be kicking it all over Austin, trying to catch the best and brightest new music the smorgasbord has to offer. I have several priorities (one of Braids9 shows, Typhoon, Matt and Kim, Rocky Business, Givers), but I’ll be all over the place, reporting it as I hit it. I may even drink coffee to get me through this. My stimulant of choice is Red Bull, but at 10:30 a.m. Friday when I’m trying to get to a Chris Bathgate show at 11, I may have to call in the big guns.

Here’s a whole bunch of SXSW info for those going/lusting:
Official site
Last.FM band aid, which will run your Last.FM account against the listings to tell you who you should see, which will make attendees drool and lusters weep
Guardian complete band listing, with vids, streams, bios and more on each
Bandcamp visualizer – about a fourth of the bands have music downloadable/streaming/available for purchase here
Free iTunes playlist

Thanks to Pitchfork for alerting me to a couple of these links.

photo Braids

by Stephen Carradini 03.11.2011 3 years ago
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Coffey’s cup is speaking with spirits

Reality TV star will search the Oklahoma City Zoo for paranormal activity


Courtney Silva
Ten years ago, Chip Coffey never thought his career description would include the words “psychic, medium and spiritual counselor.”
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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It’s the end of the world

And I feel like going to the theater

If the rapture doesn’t claim the godly this Saturday, a theater group is offering cheap seats.

Who am I kidding? I wouldn’t be raptured. I’m Catholic, and I’m pretty sure there’s no room for us on the rapture bus. That’s cool, I’ll just join the post-rapture looting party being organized on Facebook.

Locally, Ghostlight Theatre Club is getting in on the apocalypse-betting game. If the world hasn’t ended by noon on Saturday, the theater is offering $10 tickets to its 8 p.m. performance of “Lives of the Saints” — quite the appropriately named comedy, right?

Check out Oklahoma Gazette theater writer Larry Laneer’s review to find out more about show, a collection of seven short plays.

Reserve your post-apocalypse tickets by calling 286-9412.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 05.19.2011 3 years ago
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The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Morgan Spurlock sells out — in a good way


Rod Lott
Health care, gun control, corporate influence, the war on terror — leave the big issues to Michael Moore. Let Morgan Spurlock tackle the fun stuff.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011